What is Hepatitis A?
Hepatitis A is a liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus (HAV). Hepatitis A is highly contagious.
How is Hepatitis A transmitted?
It is usually transmitted by the fecal-oral route, either through person-to-person contact or consumption of contaminated food or water.
Hepatitis A is a self-limited disease that does not result in chronic infection. More than 80% of adults with Hepatitis A have symptoms but the majority of children do not have symptoms or have an unrecognized infection.
How to prevent Hepatitis A?
The best way to prevent Hepatitis A is by getting vaccinated.
How long is the vaccine effective for?
Antibodies produced in response to Hepatitis A last for life and protect against reinfection.